Tag: feminism and war

Feminism and World War 2

2 May, 2021 · History

Feminism and World War 2 in propaganda. Originally a «Rosie» was the face of war production, today she is a feminist symbol
Feminism and World War 2 in propaganda. Originally a «Rosie» was the face of war production, today she is a feminist symbol

Feminism and World War 2 are deeply related. It is no coincidence at all for one of the most enduring symbols of feminism to be a poster for the recruitment of women for war production. Reproduced ad nauseam today by all kinds of feminist groups, Rosie the Riveter even has a theme song. It is the female embodiment of a war effort whose propaganda included women as never before because never before had female incorporation into the slaughter taken on a similar dimension. In the reorganization of the entire society to maximize the number of soldiers available for the massacre, women of the petty bourgeoisie soon saw a unique possibility for social advancement.

Interwar feminism in the US

13 April, 2021 · History

Suffragette Minnie Fisher Cunningham, pictured here, ran for senator from Texas in 1927. She lost, but later held various positions in President Roosevelt's new New Deal institutions.
Suffragette Minnie Fisher Cunningham, pictured here, ran for senator from Texas in 1927. She lost, but later held various positions in President Roosevelt's new New Deal institutions.

In the second entry in our series on feminism and war, we will study interwar feminism in the USA in order to understand why during World War II it will be thoroughly used to recruit women workers for imperialist slaughter and war production.